From Lance Bouma to Paul Byron, it has been a trend for years that players who have played alongside Mikael Backlund have looked noticeably better. Last week, we wrote about how Andrew Mangiapane is probably the best option to play alongside Backlund and Matthew Tkachuk. Several readers wrote back on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and on … Continue reading The best version of the 3M line is with Andrew Mangiapane
Hockey has been a sport that has long been dominated by seeing how players look on the ice. If a player is flashy and can score beautiful goals, we often look at them as more valuable to a team. After all, a team can only be successful if it can score more goals than its … Continue reading Making Sense of Advanced Stats
Welcome back to The Sunday Census. Throughout the week, The Win Column will be posing topical and intriguing polls on Twitter (@wincolumnblog) to gauge the fan-base’s stance on pressing issues. Want to make sure your opinion is taken into effect? Vote in the polls, start a debate, and propose alternative suggestions on the polls! https://twitter.com/wincolumnblog/status/1191415443837329412 … Continue reading Sunday Census: Road trip success, struggles, and early MVP candidates
To say that the reigning regular season Western Conference Champions have had a slow start to the season would be an understatement. Hovering around .500, the Calgary Flames have struggled to find the back of the net consistently and to close out games. To try and get his group going, Bill Peters has been quick … Continue reading M-M-Who? Which Flame is the best fit on the second line?
After a thrilling overtime win against Nashville, the Flames continued their season-long five game road trip in Columbus. The visitors struck first after Joonas Korpisalo misplayed the puck right to Johnny Gaudreau. Two passes later, Sean Monahan put the puck into the roof of the net to put the Flames up by one. Then in … Continue reading About Last Night 16: Flames win second straight with shutout victory over Blue Jackets
Wow what a Halloween match. After a spooky first period where the Flames were outshot and outchanced completely, they went into the intermission down 2-1 despite playing abysmal hockey. There was more of the same through the second with the Flames allowing two shorthanded goals from Calle Jarnkrok . In the third the Flames came … Continue reading About Last Night 15: Find-a-way Flames are back, beat Nashville Predators in thrilling OT
The Flames suffered a heart breaker last night. After a strong first and a generally steady second period, they struggled to get anything going in the third. Carolina completely dominated the Flames in the final frame, and put two past David Rittich on route to the win. Statistical Breakdown 5v5 SVACF%SCF%HDCF%xGF%39.5414042.260.5596057.8 Team Stats 5v5 Player … Continue reading About Last Night 14: Flames fall apart in third period, lose to the Hurricanes